Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in China instead of Sudan, you would:


live 9.6 years longer

In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.


make 4.2 times more money

Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,300 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

be 80.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

be 92.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate

Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2015. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.


be 90.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Sudan, approximately 295.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 59.5% more likely to be literate

In Sudan, the literacy rate is 60.7% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.

be 72.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Sudan, approximately 41.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.

have 65.7% fewer children

In Sudan, there are approximately 33.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Sudan, approximately 45% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 75.9% more likely to have internet access

In Sudan, approximately 30.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.


see 17.0 times more coastline

Sudan has a total of 853 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

How big is China compared to Sudan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Sudan Chamber of Taxation, State Administration of Taxation.


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